This Photo-Sculpture Exhibition by James Nizam Considers Memory

By: Alyson Wyers - Apr 20, 2015
References: jamesnizam & designtaxi
In a photo-sculpture exhibition by James Nizam, the Canadian artist uses reflective tape to create glow in the dark elements attached to suburban homes. The pieces include awnings, railings, latticed fences and door grilles wrapped in Scotchlite tape, which gives them a ghost-like appearance. Currently on display at the Gallery Jones in Vancouver, British Columbia 'The Mnemonic Landscape' is a solo exhibit.

The photo-sculpture exhibition consists of a spatial tableau that examines "the architectural fragment as a framework on which to suspend memory." The works stand at the cross-section between illumination and obliteration, representing the ephemeral nature of memory. This analyzes "the precipitation and dissolution of the trace as it comes into and out of visibility."

The show follows previous exhibits in Vancouver, including The Poetics of Space.